Healthy Breakfast Banana Bread Recipe
I still don’t bake that often, but whenever I have some overripe bananas lying around I’d rather put them to good use than just throw them away! Most of those times I’ll use them in a loaf of homemade banana bread.
I use a basic recipe to which I add varying ingredients, depending on what I’m in the mood for or what I have lying around the house. For this specific recipe, I decided to add some oats to make it extra suitable for breakfast.
Makes: 1 loaf | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 50 – 60 mins | Total: 1 hour 15 mins
Cooking & Kitchen Supplies: loaf pan | parchment paper
- 3 overripe bananas
- 200g apple sauce (sugar-free)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 30g oats
- 35g currants
- 15g flax seed
- 35g pecan nuts
- 2 eggs
- 200g whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
As the name of this blog probably already suggests, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a health freak. But, unfortunately I do suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrom) which for me personally means I have to eat a lot of fiber rich foods. This recipe is a simple way to get those extra fibers right at the start of your day.
How to bake a Healthy Breakfast Banana Bread
- Preheat your oven to 350°F or 175°C.
- Mash your overripe bananas in a big bowl with a fork.
- Add the apple sauce to the mashed bananas in the bowl, and mix gently with the fork.
- Add your cinnamon & 2 tbsp of sugar to the bowl, and mix.
- Then add your currants, flax seed, pecan nuts & 2/3 of the oats to the bowl and mix with the fork. The other 1/3 of the oats we’ll use for topping of the banana bread later on.
- Crack 2 eggs and mix them into the banana bread batter.
- Add the whole wheat flour to the batter and stir once more.
- Line your loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into the pan.
- Finish the banana bread off by sprinkling the rest of the oats on top and drizzling some maple syrup over it.
- Bake in the oven for about 60 minutes on upper and lower heat, and check up on it after about 50 minutes. Use a fork or toothpick in the center of your bread, if it comes out clean, it’s done.
- Take the banana bread out of the oven and let it cool in its pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to let it cool down further.
- Enjoy your banana bread for breakfast, or as a snack! 😉